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Michelle Cruz
Michelle  Cruz

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Midland Park, N.J.

High School:
Immaculate Heart Academy

Height:
5-1

Position:
DS

Club Team:
DIGS VBC


09/04/2015

Women’s Volleyball Falls to Eastern Washington, 3-0

The Friars fell to Eastern Washington in the first match of the New Orleans Invitational.

09/01/2015

Volleyball Falls To Bryant In Straight Sets, 3-0

Fitzgerald and Impellizeri combine for 25 kills against the Bulldogs.

08/31/2015

Women's Volleyball To Play At Bryant On Sept. 1

Friars and Bulldogs will square off at 7:00 p.m. in Smithfield, R.I.

08/29/2015

Volleyball Completes Final Day Of Competition At Boston College Invitational

Friars claim first victory of the season against South Alabama, 3-1.

08/25/2015

Volleyball Set To Open Season At Boston College Invitational

Friars will face Sacred Heart, Boston College and South Alabama on August 28-29 in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

As a Sophomore: Played in 32 matches... Led the team in digs, with 527 (4.79 per set) and service aces, with 28 (0.25 per set)... Ranked second in the BIG EAST in digs (4.79 per set) and fifth in service aces (0.25 per set)... Her 527 digs rank second-highest in program history for a single-season... Registered a career-high 33 digs against NJIT on Sept. 19 ... Named to the Kristin Dickman Invitational All-Tournament Team (8/29-8/30)... Made the Purple Eagle Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/5-9/6)... Chosen to the CCSU Blue Devil Invite All-Tournament Team (9/19-9/20).

As a Freshman: Played in all 32 matches and 110 sets... Led the team in digs with 520 (4.73 per set) and 44 service aces (0.40 per set) ... Her 520 digs mark third-highest total in a single-season in program history... Also tallied 59 assists on the year ... Recorded a season-high in digs with 30 at Stetson on Sept. 7 ... Had a career-high five assists at Albany on Nov. 8 ... Recorded four service aces in three matches ... Ranked second in the America East in digs and third in service aces ... Named to the Stetson Westin Classic All-Tournament Team (9/6-9/7) ... Was named to the America East All-Rookie Team... Earned back-to-back conference Rookie of the Week honors (Sept. 3 and Sept. 9)... Ranked 30th in the nation in service aces ... Was named to the America East Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll for posting a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

At Immaculate Heart Academy: Earned four varsity letters playing volleyball while at Immaculate Heart Academy... Captained the volleyball team as a senior... Named First-Team All-League (2011), First-Team All-State (2011, 2012) and First-Team All-Bergen County (2011, 2012)... North Jersey Player of the Year (2012) ... Collected a school-record 1,107 digs ... Led team to four State Championships and won Tournament of Champions three times ... Played club volleyball with Cutshot, Essex Volleyball Club and Digs ... Named to the Honor Roll all four years and a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born March 2, 1995 ... Daughter of Maria Tan and Joe Cruz ...Has one sister, Stephanie who played volleyball at Fairfield University ... Computer science major with minors in math and film/video.
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